USA Synapse

Read about the activities and news in the Summer (USA) 2011 edition of Synapse, the newsletter of the SP Foundation in the USA.

Here are some highlights …

  • Million Dollar Campaign:  In 2010 the SPF raised around $800,000. The goal for 2011 is $1,000,000 with the Million Rays of Hope campaign.
  • Expanding the SPF: In anticipation of future clinical trials, an initiative to increase numbers… currently 2,600, which is 10% of the projected HSP/PLS population in the US and Canada.
  • The NEALS task force has formed a scientific advisory board to evaluate compounds as possible candidates for clinical trials.
  • Stand Tall!, by physiotherapist Liz Wrobleski, an article about the importance (especially for those who use wheelchairs or scooters) of standing.

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